Glenn Geher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In addition to teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conducting research in various areas related to evolutionary psychology, Glenn is founding director of the campus’ Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) program, one of the most successful, noteworthy, and vibrant features of a campus that prides itself (rightfully) on academic vibrance. And he has published several books, including Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love (co-authored with Scott Barry Kaufman and published by Oxford University Press), Evolutionary Psychology 101 (published by Springer), as well as Straightforward Statistics (also with Oxford). In Darwin's Subterranean World: Evolution, Mind, and Mating Intelligence, Glenn addresses various topics related to evolutionary psychology and the nature of human mating intelligence - a core feature of human psychology writ large.
Many of the posts here originate from Glenn's blog for the Evolutionary Studies Consortium - Building Darwin's Bridges, funded with monies from the National Science Foundation. Glenn is a founding member of this consortium which is dedicated to helping expand Darwin's reach across the entire world of higher education.
Evolutionary Psychology is simply the idea that human behavior, which results from our nervous system, is the result of evolution. My work in this field addresses many aspects of human behavior, including mating intelligence, which includes the cognitive processes that underlie the many aspects of intimate relationships.
This blog is a sister blog to Building Darwin's Bridges, which focuses on evolution in the world of higher education. I hope you like it!